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Illustration is for everyone. If you would like to talk to us about your access needs, request information from us in an alternative format or make a suggestion, please contact us

Find out more about our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Using our website

Adjust word size and spacing, and highlight links on this website

Browser settings

You can change the way our website looks through your browser settings. The settings available differ from browser to browser, but most browsers enable some or all of the following:

Change the font size
You can adjust the size of nearly all the text on this website by using the font size setting in your browser. This setting is found in the ‘View’ menu of most browsers.

Other text and colour changes
Some browsers allow you to change the default font and background colours you see. These settings are usually found in the ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’ browser menus.

Use a ‘plain’ layout
Many browsers allow you to remove a website’s default design by turning off its ‘style sheets’. This setting is found in the ‘View’ menu of most browsers.


All our website’s pages have links to other parts of our websites. Some also have links to information on other websites.

Keyboard access

Most browsers let you skip from link to link using the TAB key. The current link will be highlighted in yellow. To move backwards, hold down SHIFT and press the TAB key.

Access Keys

Access keys are keyboard shortcuts to common pages on a website. Most browsers support the use of access keys. Using Windows operating systems, you can press alt + access key in Internet Explorer and alt + shift + access key in any other browser; using Apple Macintosh operating systems, you can press Control + Command/Cmd + access key.

Access key A – Access

Access key 0 – Homepage

Access key 1 – What’s on

Access key 2 – Journal

Access key 3 – Learn

Access key 4 – Our site

Access key 5 – Support

Access key 6 – About


All the images and video on our website have alt text.

Videos with audio are subtitled. Audio-only recordings are accompanied by transcriptions.

Downloadable documents are supplied in large-print formats.

If you require any content from our site in an alternative format, please contact us

Attending online events

Our online events are held via video conferencing application Zoom. Closed captioning is enabled. We record most of our online events and make them available to attendees up to two weeks after an event is held for their reference. We do not record events in cases where recording would prevent hosts and attendees from feeling safe and we will make this clear in pre-event information if this is the case. We ask course and workshop participants for their access needs before the event, and facilitate these wherever possible.

Booking tickets

Some of our events are ticketed and require advance booking via this website.

Deaf and disabled attendees are entitled to a free ticket for their companion or personal assistant. This can be booked at the same time as a full price or concession ticket.

Concessionary ticket prices are available to students, those on income-supporting benefits and early-career illustrators (who have been practicing for under three years).

If you are unable to attend one of our events because cost is a barrier, you can contact us to discuss payment options

Visiting our exhibitions on tour

Our exhibitions tour to different cultural venues across the UK. You can find links to venue contact information and access information on the exhibition listing on our website. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us

Visiting Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration

Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration will open to the public in 2025 at a site called New River Head in Clerkenwell, London. We are working with access consultancy Earnscliffe Associates to ensure that the buildings and our operations there are welcoming and accessible.

Ahead of our opening in 2025, visitor information with full details on the site, our facilities and programmes will be available on this page and via our what’s on page.

If you would like to know more about access at the future Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration or you would like to make a suggestion, please contact us